Patient Safety

Course Description:

The EPSC reflects the initiative of the ESA to help to increase patient safety. The “Patient Safety Starter Kit”, provided at Euroanaesthesia 2013 (downloadable via and the initiation of the “European Patient Safety Foundation” demonstrate that motivation.

The Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology was a landmark publication and consensus in Europe. The EPSC covers all topics of the Declaration and gives examples of the state-of-the-art in patient safety. In connection with Euroanaesthesia 2016, a pre-congress course will be offered by the ESA and its Scientific Subcommittee on Patient Safety in collaboration with the international faculty and endorsed by the new European Patient Safety Foundation.

Learn about how errors evolve in medicine, what the root-causes are and how patient safety can be improved on a systematic level!

The 8-hour European Patient Safety Course provides a very intensive insight into the general topics of patient safety as endorsed by the ESA and EBA (UEMS) in the Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology. International experts will give an overview of why things go wrong, what works in practice to reduce errors and enhances the safety culture to make patient care safer. The course is intended for all physicians and nurses in anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine as an overview and perhaps as a primer to start working systematically on patient safety and to start achieving the goals of the Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology.

The course also gives the unique opportunity to exchange and network with colleagues from all over Europe.


The European Patient Safety Course takes place just before Euroanaesthesia 2016 and lasts 8 hours.

  • Friday 27 May 2016, 9:00-18:00
  • Registration Fee: € 300
  • Participation Limit: 75

Pre-registration is required. More info here.